by Robert Barossi
There are many great stories of environmental organizations awarding and honoring their environmental volunteers. The Emerging Environmental Leader Award is given at the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Awards Dinner and this year’s recipient already has an impressive track record at the young age of 21. Emily Rinaldi, a senior at Keystone College, a small private college in northeast Pennsylvania, has been volunteering and working paid positions with a number of area environmental organizations. The President of her college’s Ecology Club, she has done work ranging from being the director of Earth Camp to monitoring bird box monitor for a local bluebird monitoring program. Her recognition is well deserved and her future as an environmental leader is a bright one.